Meeting: the situation in the Central African Republic

Diane Corner, United Nations Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), is the special guest at this meeting, hosted by The All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom … Continued

Inquiry into the Persecution of Christians in Iran

APPG Christians in Parliament and APPG International Freedom of Religion or Belief are hosting witness sessions for this inquiry in the Houses of Parliament: 2 December, 4pm-5.30pm, Committee Room 9 16 December, 4pm-5.30pm, Committee Room 19

Questions: CAR, the UN, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, anti-Semitism

House of Commons 2nd December 2014, written questions: David Simpson MP (Upper Bann) (DUP): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Government is taking to promote religious respect and safety of Christians in … Continued

Protests against Boko Haram – and the federal government

Hundreds of Christians displaced by the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria’s North have been staging protests to express their anger over their government’s failure to protect them, reports World Watch Monitor. On 25 November at least 78 people were killed when … Continued

Parliamentary questions: Iran, Sudan, asylum, Iraq and Syria

David Burrowes MP (Enfield, Southgate) (Con) has had his question, regarding the extent to which Iran fulfils its obligations under Article 18 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, answered by Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood MP (Bournemouth East) … Continued

Christian school in Bangladesh attacked

About 200 people, described as extremist Islamists, attacked a Christian school in Bangladesh which welcomes children of all faiths, in response to local outrage prompted by rumours stating the school was forcing Muslim children to convert to Christianity. World Watch … Continued

Persecution raised at Prime Minister’s Questions

Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford) (Con): Christians and others are being murdered for their faith in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and many other countries. Elsewhere, it is a crime to believe anything other than what the state sanctions. Does my right hon. … Continued

UN Special Rapporteur’s Reports on FoRB published

The seven official reports to the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religions and Belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, have been published by the International Institute of Religious Freedom of the World Evangelical Alliance. Each report … Continued


Persecution of Christians – House of Commons debate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mrs Heather Wheeler) I beg to …

Christmas messages and Freedom of Religion or Belief

“Today of all days, I want us to remember those Christians around the world who are facing persecution. For …

The General Election – What the parties promised on FoRB

THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY MANIFESTO “We will seek to protect those persecuted for their faith and implement the …

Dissolution of Parliament and election period

According to the Parliamentary rules governing the election period, All-Party Parliamentary Groups must suspend all …

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